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    As US faces new threats, Pentagon seeks bigger defence budget
    Feb03

    As US faces new threats, Pentagon seeks bigger defence budget

    Facing new security challenges in the Middle East and Ukraine, the Obama administration on Monday proposed a US$534 billion (RM1.9 trillion) Pentagon base budget plus US$51 billion in war funds as it urged Congress to end spending cuts it says erode US military power. The proposed base budget exceeded the US$499 billion federal spending...

    Kiev says 180 rebels killed in latest clashes in E. Ukraine
    Feb03

    Kiev says 180 rebels killed in latest clashes in E. Ukraine

    As many as 180 pro-independence fighters in eastern regions of Ukraine were killed during the fighting of the last 24 hours, while government forces lost five soldiers, local authorities said Monday. …read more Source:...

    Putin urges all sides in Ukraine to end military hostilities
    Feb03

    Putin urges all sides in Ukraine to end military hostilities

    Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed concern with the situation in eastern Ukraine and urged the conflicting parties to end military hostilities, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine rebels to recruit 100,000; US may help govt
    Feb03

    Ukraine rebels to recruit 100,000; US may help govt

    Separatists battling government troops in east Ukraine plan a general mobilization and aim to boost their fighting force to 100,000 men, one of their main leaders said on Monday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    World › Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb03

    World › Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    As Ukrainian troops fought Monday to defend a strategic railway hub, Russian-backed separatists pledged to boost the size of their force and Washington pondered whether to expand its assistance to Ukraine to include lethal aid. President Barack Obama has so far opposed sending lethal assistance, but an upsurge in fighting… …read more...

    Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: Report
    Feb03

    Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: Report

    Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief
    Feb02

    Ukraine run by ‘miserable’ Jews: rebel chief

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel chief on Monday branded the country’s leaders “miserable” Jews in an apparent anti-Semitic jibe. Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, claimed that Kiev’s pro-Western leaders were “miserable representatives of the great Jewish people.” “I can’t...

    Republicans reject Obama’s $4 trillion budget
    Feb02

    Republicans reject Obama’s $4 trillion budget

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Republicans in control of Congress summarily rejected US President Barack Obamas $4 trillion budget Monday, accusing him of shamelessly pandering to Democrats ahead of the 2016 election.The ink was barely dry on Obamas proposal — which would bypass mandatory spending caps and post a $474 billion deficit —...

    Exclusive – Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: sources
    Feb02

    Exclusive – Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: sources

    MONTREAL (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter. …read more Source: The...

    Pakistan among top five ‘least favourable’ countries for Britons: survey
    Feb02

    Pakistan among top five ‘least favourable’ countries for Britons: survey

    Pakistan ranked fourth ‘least favourable’ non-European country for Britons, above Nigeria North Korea takes the lead followed by Israel and Iran Pakistan has been ranked fourth in the top five of the least favourable non-European countries for British citizens, according to a survey conducted by think-tank Chatnam House on public attitudes...

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